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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 252
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


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The next application deadline for positions starting in 2020 is December 2, 2019. The portal for application is open until December 2, 2019.

Core Seminar Week "Paleoanthropology"

The Core Seminar Week "Paleoanthropology" takes place November 11-15, 2019. The schedule can be downloaded here.

Research ethics in evolutionary biological sciences

The goal of this seminar series is to learn about relevant tools and concepts that can help us design our research according to ethical guidelines. We want to increase our awareness about the different ethical decisions that we face at multiple stages of the research process to make considerate decisions - across the stages of study design, data collection, data analysis and communication of results, to the scientific community and to the public. The seminar series is targeted at researchers working with live subjects (humans and other animals) as well as with materials (e.g. human remains, artwork, knowledge, DNA samples), but cover topics relevant across all research fields.
The program can be downloaded here.

November 25-26, 2019, Fourth Floor Seminar Room H 4.10

Website of "Research ethics in evolutionary biological sciences"

Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture || Menschliches Verhalten, Ökologie und Kultur

MPI-EVA, Deutscher Platz 6, Room U0.26
18 Oct - 31 Jan, Monday and Friday 9am-10:30am (see specific dates in schedule below)

This module consists of 10 lectures and 7 practical sessions exploring the scientific study of the role of human behavior and culture in both the evolution of our species and the dynamics of human societies. Humans are geographically widespread, physiologically rather all the same, but behaviorally highly diverse. The focus of this course is to present evidence for this diversity and address evolutionary theories meant to explain it. Big questions to be addressed include: Why is our species successful? What makes us different from other apes? Why does menopause exist? Why are human families so variable in form? Why are some societies less equal than others? How does technology evolve? Why did people start farming? How does culture evolve? Why don’t chimpanzees have cities? The practical sessions are designed to teach students how theory is used to predict behavior. The tools we’ll focus on, optimization and game theory, are widely applicable far beyond the course material.

Click here for additional information and the course outline.

Dates for the Core Seminar Weeks in 2019

Core Seminar Week: Paleoanthropology
Date: November 11-15, 2019

Core Seminar Week: Functional Genomics and Paleogenomics
June 3-7, 2019

Core Seminar Week: Human Evolutionary Ecology and Cultural Evolution
Date: September 9-13, 2019

Defences

++ Friday, November 8, 2019, 1 pm, Stéphane Peyrégne (Department of Evolutionary Genetics): Investigating deep human evolutionary and
population history using archaic human genomes

For information on location, please see here.